Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Billionaire’s Secret Buyout Formula: 110 Instructions and an Intelligence Test

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Billionaire’s Secret Buyout Formula: 110 Instructions and an Intelligence Test

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Billionaire investor Robert Smith believes corporate buyouts can be reduced to a formula. His private-equity firm, Vista Equity Partners, has codified that notion into 110 acronym-heavy directives known as Vista Best Practices. They are secret—stored on a company server that makes a record every time anyone downloads or prints them. Target…